Synonyms for axiidea or Related words with axiidea
Examples of "axiidea"
is an infraorder of decapod crustaceans, formerly classified in the Thalassinidea. It comprises the following families:
Other decapod crustaceans also called shrimp, are the ghost or mud shrimp belonging to the infra-order Thalassinidea. In Australia they are called "yabbies". The monophyly of the group is not certain; recent studies have suggested dividing the group into two infraorders, Gebiidea and
The group was abandoned when it became clear that it represented two separate lineages, now both recognised as infraorders: Gebiidea and
. Recent molecular analyses have shown that thalassinideans are most closely related to Brachyura (crabs) and Anomura (hermit crabs and their allies). There are believed to be 556 extant species of thalassinideans in 96 genera, with the greatest diversity in the tropics, although with some species reaching latitudes above 60° north. About 95% of species live in shallow water, with only three taxa living below .
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